The Q&A Archives: Starting Agapanthus (Lilly of the Nile) Seeds

Question: I harvested seeds from my agapanthus once the seed pods had dried and begun to open at the bottom. When will be the best time to try to sprout these seeds and does anything special need to be done to them first?

Answer: You can start them now in a cool, indoor location or wait until fall/winter if you wish. Select a good, disease free seed starting mix and just cover the seeds a 1/4 inch with the mix. Keep moist but don't overwater. Germination can be a bit slow (over a month) so be patient. Some gardeners place the planting tray in a dry cleaner's bag to hold in moisture until the seed germinate. After seeds emerge remove the bag.

Thanks for the question and good luck with your seeds!

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by mcash70 and is called "Moss on a log"